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    Jury deliberations are on tap to start today over whether MGA Entertainment, the maker of the pouty-lipped line of Bratz dolls should pay damages…
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    The WSJ published a story Friday about consumers hiring Amish contractors and subcontractors to build homes for folks who are not part of the…
  • Mrs. Fields: Another Cookie Crumbles
    Reuters reports that Mrs. Fields, the ubiquitous mall friendly cookie franchiser launched by a Utah housewife, Debbi Fields in 1977, planned to…
  • The Business of Toilets
    They say that necessity is the mother of invention. That being the case, there’s a huge opportunity for some enterprising entrepreneur in toilets.…
  • More grim credit news from the Fed
    The Fed released its quarterly survey of senior loan officers (PDF) yesterday. The news is not good for small business borrowers: 65 percent of…
  • Bennigan's franchisees may buy closed corporate locations
    The AP reports that Bennigan's franchisees may buy 40 to 60 closed corporate locations. Bennigan's franchisees may be able to buy the most…
  • Marketplace: Credit card terms tightening for entrepreneurs
    Nice piece from the radio show Marketplace on how slippery credit card terms affect small business owners relying on cards for financing.…
  • Pain for a Retail Entrepreneur
    I was saddened to see the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by regional department store chain Boscov's recently. Not because I'm a big Boscov's…
  • Bennigan's bankruptcy fallout
    We follow up our brief item on Bennigan's bankruptcy from last week with a closer look at how franchisees will deal with the fallout. We also put…

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